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- 10 Dec 2021
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The Rail Group's Passenger Services Directorate within the Department for Transport ("DfT") is planning the expansion of Pay As You Go (PAYG) rail ticketing in the South East of England, following publication of the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail. Following a consultation held in 2019, the DfT settled on an expanded geography that will see circa 233 new stations converting to a new EMV based contactless payment system. The Government's timetable for implementation requires the majority of the extension stations to be delivered by May 2024, with extension of PAYG to all stations completed by the end of 2024. The contactless payment system will also need to seamlessly integrate with the existing Transport Trading Limited ("TTL")/TOC CPAY area in order to allow passengers to travel to/from London using a single tap in/tap out with their bank card. TTL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Transport for London ("TfL"). The project therefore requires a technical solution that can be deployed and integrated successfully within the existing operating environment to achieve the DfT's required objectives. The DfT is publishing this transparency notice to inform suppliers of its intention to grant funding to TTL for the delivery of a new EMV-based contactless payment system across circa 233 stations in the South East of England. TTL will deliver the required PAYG solution, subcontracting the provision of on-station validation equipment to Cubic Transportation Systems Limited ("Cubic"), a provider of PAYG services to TfL under the existing Revenue Collection Contract. Entry into the contract will take place following a period of at least 30 days from the date of publication of this notice.
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- 34980000 - Transport tickets
- 60210000 - Public transport services by railways
The Department for Transport (DfT) held a market engagement day with potential suppliers of the required PAYG solution on 7 September 2021 and followed this up with a questionnaire to potential suppliers. The DfT reviewed responses to the questionnaire and has concluded that there is an absence of competition for technical reasons. The potential options for delivery of the required PAYG solution proposed by respondents to the questionnaire did not in the DfT's judgment constitute alternative, effective methods of delivering the required PAYG solution in a way that would meet the DfT's objectives (as outlined above, including timeframe for delivery, seamless integration, risk transfer and/or delivery itself).
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- FTS 030896-2021